Beginner Stretches Number 3. Uttanasana

Standing Forward Pose

Equipment needed: Note you can also do this pose wall assisted, lay mat close to wall for support. Yoga or gym mat plus a yoga block or other prop in case you wish to just reach hands to that instead of placing them on the floor, use this prop for balance and stretch reach

Benefits:

  • Stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves.

  • Strengthens the thighs and knees.

  • Keeps your spine strong and flexible.

  • Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

  • Calms the mind and soothes the nerves.

  • Relieves tension in the spine, n